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MY STORY

Throughout my career, I have taken a wide range of paths and avenues. I have been a teacher, a translator and interpreter and a technical writer. I have worked with individuals and groups of 30, children, young adults as well as the elderly and the disabled. There is one recurring theme, however, in my previous professions which all lead to the role I’m enjoying so much right now: they all focus on people and human interactions. I am someone who is always seeking for the compromise, the middle ground. I look for the small step forward that everybody is willing to take for now on the condition that we will review our changes once our experiment is over. I am committed to help people move forward whilst enjoying their time at work.

My journey

Nov 2018-present SCRUM Master & Agile Coach @ Vodafone

Responsibilities

And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there.

Jun 2017 – Jul 2018 Scrum Master @ Leo Tech Consulting

Responsibilities

As a Scrum Master for a productive agile team, my role is to ensure continuous improvement across the development team through effective facilitation. Based on the input from team members, I helped set up an inspiring agile environment that fosters collaboration and group discussion. Together with the development team, we identify impediments and attempt to remove or mitigate these blockages. Encouraging close cooperation between the Product Owner and the developers, we aspire to find out how we can continuously improve our processes. With the active participation of our Head of Delivery, Tim Mackinnon, I helped set up a monitoring environment to track the health and customer engagement with our product. I created sprint and release reports to help the business estimate the future output, and facilitated release planning workshops. I also took part in the onboarding process of new developers, and maintained several business process workflow documents. Whenever there was an incident on the platform, it was my job to make sure the incident was properly tracked, followed-up, reported and its root cause found. I took part in the hiring process to ensure the most suitable candidates are hired. Additionally, I also try to make sure that Scrum values as well as the values of our team are respected within the team and find out ways to improve our working processes. In the meantime, I make sure that everything stays in sync and nothing slips under the radar.

Apr 2016 – May 2017 Senior Technical Author @ Leo Tech Consulting

Responsibilities

After joining LeoTech, quickly integrated into the Scrum team working in aggressive weekly sprints and drew up a documentation environment that best suits project needs. After thorough content and business analysis, set up and managed a DITA-based documentation system using oXygen that produces topic-based XHTML and PDF output for multiple user types. Also responsible for setting up an internal documentation platform to be used by developers and other internal stakeholders and took an active role in the content architecture process for LeoTech's website. Later, when the customer requested training videos, I scripted, recorded and edited these tutorials to help train end users. Additionally, created all the onboarding documentation and maintained several business process workflow documents.

Dec 2013 – Apr 2016 Technical Author @ Samsung Electronics

Responsibilities

Together with Samsung Network’s authoring team, recreated the entire documentation set of the core and radio product ranges, complemented the documents with technical illustrations and call flow diagrams. Developed a new generic template for the counter description document, involved in all stages of content design and finalised documents with stakeholders in Samsung’s Korean HQ, European customer representatives, the customer project team and improved documentation quality substantially.

Nov 2011 – Dec 2013 Customer Documentation Specialist @ Nokia Siemens

Responsibilities

Working on major core network products used by T-mobile, Vodafone, O2, AT&T and Bell Canada, took charge of the entire documentation of the statistics and charging application areas, ensuring the validity of documents across eight major releases. In cooperation with Nokia’s Agile (Scrum) teams, documented network products using internal resources. Also generated over 20 thousand pages of PDF from source files using semi-automated, multi-level processes and custom tools. Wrote oXygen Author training material for the documentation team to facilitate the migration from Adobe FrameMaker.

Jan 2006 – Dec 2013 Qualified Translator and Interpreter

Responsibilities

More and more focused on technology and IT, I worked on manuals, corporate branding documents, legal contracts for IT companies, and also transcreated PR and marketing materials keeping the original message intact. Contacted a host of specialists and built massive glossaries and searchable databases from terminology.

Sep 2003 – Aug 2009 English Language Teacher

Responsibilities

Working at various multi-national companies such as T-Mobile Hungary, American Express and GfK,I expanded and broadened the knowledge of my students building on my experience andenthusiasm for English language and contributing to their professional success.

Sep 2010 – Oct 2011 Technical Author @ Systems Documentation Inc.

Responsibilities

In charge of the entire documentation life cycle of a telecom software product developed by Hewlett Packard as an external technical author. Working closely and meeting with French and US teams, graphic designers, authors and project managers.

Sep 2009 – Sep 2010 English Language Teacher

Responsibilities

I helped my students prepare for a comprehensive intermediate level exam using my specia l“standup” way of teaching.
As a result I managed to spark my students’ interest in the language which resulted in outstanding success rate during their exams.

Sep 2008 – Sep 2010 Translator and Localization Expert @ Morphologic

Responsibilities

Re-translated the Hungarian localisation of Apple’s iWork according to the agreed style guide. My changes were adopted by Apple and spread through the entire Apple ecosystem so hundreds of thousands of Apple users can enjoy a lot more fluent UI on both Mac OS X and iOS, which I am very proud of. Also localised technical documents and UIs for SAP, adidas, Nikon, Opel/Vauxhall.

Sep 2004 – Sep 2005 English as an Additional Language Teacher @ Britannica International School

Responsibilities

Worked as an EAL teacher at the longest established British school in Hungary, providing IGCSE, ASand A Levels. Teaching international students entering the British education system, I managed toramp up their language skills to a sufficient level so that they were able to start their academic studies in a purely English speaking environment.

Education and certificates

Corvinus University, Budapest

Post Gradual Degree
Language Interpretation
and Translation
2004 – 2006

Károli Gáspár University

Master's degree
English
1998 – 2003

Ferenc Toldy Highschool

General Certificate of Secondary Education
1993 – 1997

Certified ScrumMaster™ (CSM)

Scrum Alliance Issued Jun 2018 Expires Jun 2020 Credential ID 801965

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™ (ACSM)

Scrum Alliance Issued Aug 2018 Expires Aug 2020 Credential ID 801965

Kanban System Design

Type - KMP-1
Lean-Kanban University